Special Section: The Future of Viet Nam

AFTER a quarter-century of war, Viet Nam confronts problems of such magnitude that they seem insurmountable. The area has been ravaged by 15 million tons of explosives, more than were used by U.S. forces in all of World War II.* Of this total, almost 80% has been inflicted on South Viet Nam, where it averages out to more than 500 Ibs. per acre, or 1,333 Ibs. per person. The death toll on both sides is estimated at 1.5 million, with millions of others wounded. As the war clawed across...

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